why do we (both christian and non- christian) need salvation?
Sometimes we fail to see our need for items that would really benefit us if we had them. Or we may lose our appreciation for an item when we have it.
The purpose of this study is to help us appreciate more fully a gift that all of us need but sometimes fail to appreciate. This gift is the forgiveness of sins. To help us appreciate forgiveness, let us consider the consequences of sin. Many people unnecessarily face guilt, fear, alienation, and eternal punishement. Please study with us how these problems can be solved by forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ according to the gospel, resulting in joy, hope, salvation, and eternal life.
Problem #1: Separation from God
Sin Alienates Us from God.
Genesis 2:17; 3:8 – Adam and Eve’s sin separated them from God. They could no longer bear to be in His presence, but sought to avoid Him.
Isaiah 59:1,2 – Our sins and iniquities separate us from God, so He will not hear us.
Ephesians 2:12 – People in sin (v1-3) are separated from Christ and without God in the world.